All I know so far is my great grandfather William Matthew Allen married Frances Louella Ray. Both were from Cleburne county and they lived in Gadsden Alabama. Frances' parents were Andrew T Ray Jr and Martha Elizabeth Pesnell, their marriage date is August 4, 1870. Will and Frances were divorced and he married Judy Byers and had 11 more children with Judy. We just found Will's grave this month in Pinson, Alabama. He had a brother named Sam Allen in Pinson. Will was born March 20,1884 and died Sept. 1, 1957. I am working backwards with him. Mom will probably order his death certificate from the state. We only found his grave by ordering his obituary. Because Will's second wife is my other cousin's great aunt, and Will is her great grandfather.....it starts to get weird, but I am having to go the Trucks family to get more info on Will and Judy. Are you related to Ahab too?